32 0

Planters allow trees to be positioned as focal points viewed from the home. Japanese maples are good choices for their size, form and leaf ornament, especially in fall. (iStock). The houseplants are back inside, the pots of annuals have been emptied and the containers won’t be replanted until the spring. But in this rush to lay bare the winter garden, we may be missing an enormous opportunity. Any garden, big or small, can be transformed by the presence of a hardy tree grown in a planter outdoors year-round. The most obvious value of such a feature is that you get a plant of architectural stature where you don’t have soil. A tree in a planter can act as a focal point to the patio or any ... Full story

8 November